Hooray! Spring has officially sprung! The sun is shining later into the day, the weather is warming up, and spring break is right around the corner. I just can’t wait. But before we get to enjoy spring break we have a school assignment to finish. In order to receive the Super Superintendent’s Honor Roll for the year my daughters need to read 100 books. My older daughter, being the planner she is, finished her 100 books in February, but my younger daughter…well, let’s just say that she’s running a bit behind schedule. So I figured this was the perfect time to spruce up our library with fun books about springtime that we can read as a family. Here are a few of my favorite springtime books for kids!
Mouse’s First Spring – Follow Momma and Mouse as they head out to play, identifying animals and the signs of spring along the way. This board book is a great springtime choice for younger readers and older readers alike!
Everything Spring – This National Geographic book is a spring time favorite! Not only is the photography absolutely spectacular, but kids will learn about bunnies, chicks, and all sorts of other baby animals that come out to play in the springtime. If you don’t already have a National Geographic book in your home library, start with this one.
Let It Rain – With April showers no doubt headed our way this spring, this is a great book to have on hand. Filled with rhyming text and gorgeous illustrations, this spring themed book is the perfect rainy day addition to your growing library.
My Spring Robin – If you liked Anne Rockwell’s Apples and Pumpkins that I recommended last fall, I think you’re really going to like My Spring Robin. This book follows a young girl as she searches for the robin that sang so sweetly the summer before, while enjoying all the signs of spring. This is a new book for us and I can already tell it’s going to be a favorite!
Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms – Recommended for kids ages 3-7, this book follows Fletcher the fox as he fears that snow is coming back. It’s easy to fall in love with charming Fletcher in this book as he tries to warn his friends of what he believes to be impending snow, only to learn more about spring. The pages of this book are filled with beautiful artwork, making this book a springtime winner…not to mention, it’s a great price for a hardcover book!
Planting a Rainbow – This springtime classic explores planting bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, along with vivid pictures of every hue. This book might just make you want to go out and plant your own spring garden!
Spring is Here – Spring is here and Mole wants to go out and play…but he can’t get Bear up from his nap. What’s a Mole to do? Follow along as Mole whips up a special treat for Bear so they can go explore spring together!
The Twelve Days of Springtime – This is one of the books I ordered this week, and although it hasn’t arrived yet, I’m recommending it because it came highly recommended by a friend. I can’t wait to read the misadventures of a kindergarten class with my own kindergartner!
What Will Hatch? – Oh the anticipation! It’s almost too much to bear and yet it’s such a big part of spring as we wait for things to grow or hatch. This book shows how 8 different animals begin life with an egg on each page, begging the question, “What will hatch?”
Do Fairies Bring the Spring? – This whimsical follow up to “Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows” is sure to become a springtime favorite. The delightful illustrations and rhyming questions in this book will leave you wondering, is it fairies that wake the earth as the snow melts?
What’s your favorite springtime book for kids?